Carolan’s Welcome waltz

Also known as Carden’s Welcome, Carolan’s Air, O’Carolan’s Welcom, O’Carolan’s Welcome, O’Carolans Welcome, O’Carolon’s Welcome.

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Rolling In The Barrel (a few times).

Carolan's Welcome has been added to 505 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB |: A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 | dedcBA | B2 G2 E2 |
c3 B A2 | d3 c B2 | ce E2 G2 | A4 cB |
A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 | dedcBA | B2 G2 E2 |
g3 f e2 | a3 g ed | cedcBc | [1 A4 cB :| [2 A4 A2 |
|: e2 ab c'2 | e2 ab c'2 | c'bagab | c'2 e2 e2 |
f2 afed | e2 gedc | d2 e2 g2 | a6 |
ageg a2 | gede g2 | edcdec | d2 B2 G2 |
c3 B A2 | d3 c B2 | ce E2 G2 | [1 A4 A2 :| [2 A6 |]
# Added by Sarah .
ABC
X: 2
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
B3 A G2 | c3 B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 BA |
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
f3 e d2 | g3f dc | Bd cB AB | G4 :|
d2 ga b2 | d2 ga b2 | ba gf ga | b2 d2 d2 |
e2 ge dc | d2 fd cB | c2 d2 f2 | g4 g2 |
gf df g2 | fd cd f2 | dc Bc dB | c2 A2 F2 |
B3 A G2 | c3B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2 GA B2 | E2 GA B2 | A>B AG FE | D/E/F D2 B,2 |
G2 GF E2 | A2 AG F2 | GB B,2 ^E2 | E4 GF |
E2 G>A B2 | E2 GA BG | AB AG FE | D3 C B,2 |
d2 dc B2 | e2 ed BA | G/A/B AG FG | E4 ||
B2 ef g2 | B2 ef g2 | gf ed ef | g2 B2 B2 |
c2 ec BA | B2 dB AG | A3 B d2 | e4 e2 |
ed Bd e2 | dB AB d2 | B>A GA B/A/G | A2 F2 D2 |
G3 F E2 | A2 AG F2 | GB B,2 ^E2 | E4 ||
ABC
X: 4
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BA | G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
B3A G2 | c3B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 BA |
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
f3e d2 | g3f dc | Bd cB AB | G4 ||
|: dc | d2 ga b2 | d2 ga b2 | ba gf ga | b2 d2 d2 |
e2 ge dc | d2 fd cB | c2 d2 f2 | g4 g2 |
gf df g2 | fd cd f2 | dc Bc dB | c2 A2 F2 |
B3A G2 | c3B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 ||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 5
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB |: A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 | de dc BA | (3GAB G2 E2 |
c3B A2 | d3c B2 | ce E2 G2 | A4 cB |
A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 | de dc BA | (3GAB G2 E2 |
g3f e2 | a3g ed | ce dc Bc | [1 A4 cB :| [2 A4 A2 |
|: e2 ab c'2 | e2 ab c'2 | c'b ag ab | c'2 e2 e2 |
f2 af ed | e2 ge dc | d2 e2 g2 | a6 |
ag eg a2 | gede g2 | ed cd ec | d2 B2 (3GAB |
c3B A2 | d3c B2 | ce E2 G2 | [1 A4 A2 :| [2 A6 |]
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 6
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
dc |: B2 de f2 | B2 de f2 | ef ed cB | (3ABc A2 F2 |
d3c B2 | e3d c2 | df F2 A2 | B4 dc |
B2 de f2 | B2 de f2 | ef ed cB | (3ABc A2 F2 |
a3g f2 | b3a fe | df ed cd | [1 B4 dc :| [2 B4 B2 |
|: F2 Bc d2 | F2 Bc d2 | dc BA Bc | d2 F2 F2 |
g2 bg fe | f2 af ed | e2 f2 a2 | b6 |
ba fa b2 | afef a2 | fe de fd | e2 c2 (3ABc |
d3c B2 | e3d c2 | df F2 A2 | [1 B4 B2 :| [2 B6 |]
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 7
T: Carolan's Welcome
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB|:"Am" A2 cd e2 | A2 cd e2 |"G" de dc BA | "Em" G/A/B G2 E2 |
[1 "Am"c3 B A2 |"Dm" d3 c B2 |"Em" c/d/e E2 G2 |"Am" A4 cB :|
[2 "C" g3 f e2 |"Dm" a3 g ed |"Em" ce dc Bc |"Am" A4 ed ||
|: "Am" e2 ab c'2 |"Am" e2 ab c'2 | "F" c'b ag ab | "C" c'2 e2 e2 |
"Dm" f2 afed |"C" e2 ge dc |"Dm" d2 e2 g2 |"Am" a6 |
"F" ag eg a2 |"C" ge de g2 | ed cd ec |"G" d2 B2 G2 |
"Am" c3 B A2 |"Dm" d3 c B2 |"Em" c/d/e E2 G2 |1 "Am" A4 A2 :|2 "Am" A4 cB ||
ABC

Ten comments

In honor of Derek Bell

From the Carolan

Posted by .

What a cool tribute to Mr. Bell.

: Chords

This is the best resource around but I wonder if chord text could be added…….Im sure it would be helpfull for many!

“Sarah’s Welcoming Mazurka” ~ duplication (?) ~ a rescued curiosity?

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on April 9th 2007 by JACKB.
~ /tunes/7059

X: 1
T: Sarah’s Welcoming
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: Gmaj
|: BA |
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
B3 A G2 | c3 B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 BA |
G2 Bc d2 | G2 Bc d2 | cd cB AG | F/G/A F2 D2 |
f3 e d2 | g3f dc | Bd cB AB | G4 :|
|: dc |
d2 ga b2 | d2 ga b2 | ba gf ga | b2 d2 d2 |
e2 ge dc | d2 fd cB | c2 d2 f2 | g4 g2 |
gf df g2 | fd cd f2 | dc Bc dB | c2 A2 F2 |
B3 A G2 | c3B A2 | Bd D2 F2 | G4 :|

Sarah’s Welcoming ~ A beautiful tune.
# Posted on April 9th 2007 by JACKB

And a response to that from MTGuru:

Duplicated: "O’Carolan’s Welcome"

What is the source of this setting? Shouldn’t the key signature here be G Minor (2 flats)? I’ve heard it more commonly played in A Minor. What is the source of the unusual tune title? All the linked recordings have it as (O’)Carolan’s Welcome. Does anyone play this as a mazurka?

# Posted on April 10th 2007 by MTGuru

My answer to MTGuru’s last question ~ "Not anyone in their right mind!"

“O’Carolan’s Welcome” ~ e minor

X: 1134
T: O’Carolan’s Welcome
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: piece
K: e minor
GF |
E2 GA B2 | E2 GA B2 | A>B AG FE | D/E/F D2 B,2 |
G2 GF E2 | A2 AG F2 | GB B,2 ^E2 | E4 GF |
E2 G>A B2 | E2 GA BG | AB AG FE | D3 C B,2 |
d2 dc B2 | e2 ed BA | G/A/B AG FG | E4 ||
B^A |
B2 ef g2 | B2 ef g2 | gf ed ef | g2 B2 B2 |
c2 ec BA | B2 dB AG | A3 B d2 | e4 e2 |
ed Bd e2 | dB AB d2 | B>A GA B/A/G | A2 F2 D2 |
G3 F E2 | A2 AG F2 | GB B,2 ^E2 | E4 ||

~ corrected ending ~ GB B,2 ^D2 | E4 ||

Yes Dow, you are right, who in their right mind would play an ^E… I must have been semi-conscious again, that damned firewater I keep brewing up and drinking… Just don’t report me to the authorities. It should have been ^D not ^E… I hang my head in shame ~ :-(

Interesting reading

There is a page and a half blurb on Carolans tunes in the ‘Irish Reel Book’ by Patrick Steinbach comes with a cd too. It has this tune and other Carolan tunes also

B minor

This is a good key for pipes and whistles, I dropped the notes down an octave where they got a little too high.

Posted by .

Chords

Lunasa chords this differently. The first strain cadences in F, and the second strains chords are, in order, Am, Am, G, C, Dm, C, G, C, G, F, Am, G, Am, G, Am, G, Am, Em, Am. I expect the posted chords are more authentic, but I love this version. Almost Scots. Sorry I could not put this in score, but I do not know how to do that yet. Thanks for a wonderful site and a wonderfup song.